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  • Composite Laminate And Method For Manufacturing The Same

    January 10, 2005
    A composite laminate with two main external face layers and a plurality of internal layers between them was patented. At least two first sheet layers each comprises a first particulate aggregate and at least three-second sheet layers each comprises a…

  • Structures With Multiple Polymeric Layers

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a multilayer polymer structure comprising a layer with at least one fluorohydrocarbon polymer linked to a layer comprising at least one olefin polymer via a layer comprising from 97% to 10% by weight of at least one grafted olefin polymer…

  • Biaxially Stretched Polyester Film For Forming Container And Method Of Producing The Film

    January 3, 2005
    A biaxially stretched polyester film for forming a container was issued a patent. The film is characterized by being formed of a polyester consisting of an ethylene terephthalate unit and an ethylene naphthalate unit. The refractive index in the dire…

  • Pantyliner For Women, In Particular For Pregnant Women

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a panty liner, in particular for pregnant women, with a liquid-impermeable lower layer and a liquid-permeable covering layer. A test insert provided with a test substance is arranged between the lower layer and the covering layer. The low…

  • Coatings On Fiber Reinforced Composites

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a fiber reinforced composite material comprising a fiber reinforced polymer substrate and a first polymeric layer coating for joining two different polymeric composites. The first polymeric layer is free of fibers and particulate. A secon…

  • Polyester Type Conjugate Fiber Package

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a polyester pre-oriented conjugate fiber of either a side-by-side or an eccentric sheath/core configuration in which two kinds of polyester components are adhered to each other to form a single filament. At least one of the components con…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $71 million Description: Key Personnel Nobuaki Sumita, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibaragi Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced and meltblown Brand names Kuraf…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $65 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industria…

  • Lantor

    Lantor

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Veenendaal, The Netherlands Sales: $53 million Description: Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director ISO Status ISO…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $70 Million Description: Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO, Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile Division; Shaile Dusaj, director industr…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $85 Million Description: Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbond fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbond fabrics sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes Spunbo…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Hof/Saale, Germany Sales: $91 million Description: Textilgruppe Hof AG Hof/Saale, Germany Tel: 49-9281-4980 E-mail: info@eswegee.com Web: www.textilgruppe.com Eswegee Vliesstoff GmbH A company of Textilgruppe Hof Fabrikzeile 21, 95208 Ho…

  • Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Linz, Austria Sales: $128 million Description: Key Personnel Michel Haudrechy, CEO; Andreas Matje, CFO; Wolfgang Aue, group marketing manager; Roland Konrad, group sales manager; Philippe Delmas, group research and development man…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Gravatai, Brazil Sales: $37 million Description: Plant Locations Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul state, and Horizonte, Ceará state, Brazil Key Personnel Silvério Baranzano, director; Daniel Svirski, sales and marketin…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $93.5 Million Description: Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Esa Palttala, executive vice president, Wipes and Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president, Flexible Packaging;…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $157 million Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO, David Rowell, executive vice president and COO, (New CFO to be named shortly.) Plants Hampton, NH; Pulversheim, France ISO Status All…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Seoul, Korea Sales: $80 million Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea Key Personnel Y.K. Lee/President and CEO, Y.K. Kim, senior vice president; Shigeto Fukuda, senior vice president Processes Spunbond PP, PET…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $89 million Description: Plants South Carolina, Missouri, China, U.K. Processes Needlepunch, thermal bonded Brand names Southern Felt, Slater Felt, Bondex, Andres, Webron Marling Major Markets Filtration Ma…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Manchester , CT Sales: $126 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board, David Freeman, president and CEO; Christopher Skomorowski, executive vice president and COO; Thomas Smith, vice president, chief fin…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $127 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, general manager, functional fabricated products division Plants Yokkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand N…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $145 million Description: Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin b…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $139 Million Description: Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, consumer business, North America; Bill Shultz, president, European consumer business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager Nonwoven…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Allschwil, Switzerland Sales: $91 million Description: Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Stoffel, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia De Buman, v…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Znojmo, Czech Republic Sales: $93 million Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director, Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezac, commercial director Plants Znojmo, Bucovice, Czech Republic ISO Status ISO-9…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $176 million Description: Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Ryujiro Yoshino, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Akira Naganami, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sales Plan…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $162 million Description: Key Personnel Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management Board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany ISO St…

  • British Vita

    British Vita

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel David Cottrell, non-executive chairman; D.A. Campbell, CEO; J.J. Van Beijeren, director responsible for nonwovens Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S. IS…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $197 million Description: Key Personnel Yutaka Tanaka, president; Kazunori Imamura, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Mitsuo Kanno, managing director Plants Shiga and Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bon…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2005
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $265 million Description: Colbond Inc. Enka, NC Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and ma…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Austell, GA Sales: $82 million Description: Key Personnel Donald Mercer, CEO; Jim Bryja, vice president, sales and marketing; Edmund Merchlinsky, vice president, business management; Rush Clark, vice president, supply chain; Tom Lahey,…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Dierdorf, Germany Sales: $158 million Description: Key Personnel Michael Haddon, managing director Plant Dierdorf, Germany ISO Status ISO 9001 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlepunched, airthrough bonded…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Gatineau, Quebec Sales: $117 million Description: Key Personnel Tony Molluso, CEO Plants Gatineau, Thurso, Quebec, Germany Processes airlaid Major Markets wipes, feminine hygiene, diapers Under new management is airlaid specialist…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Parna, Brazil Sales: $60 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman; Ana Seles Starostik, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director; Vicente…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; Charles Miller, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Tom White, vice president and general manager battery p…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jorgen Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Sales: $123 million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology; Sari Goldwasser-Uri, vice president of sales Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Memphis TN Sales: $226 million Description: Key Personnel Doug Dowdell, senior vice president, Nonwovens; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, manufacturing; Susan Crenshaw, vice president of Nonwovens Product Development; Hank Hall, sales…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $525 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, Engineered Products Group; Fred Stephan, VP/GM for High Performance Nonwovens; Zain Mahmood, VP/GM for Construction Materials and Systems; J…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Old Hickory, TN Sales: $1 billion Description: BBA Fiberweb – Industrial North America Old Hickory, TN BBA Fiberweb – Hygiene Americas Simpsonville, SC Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Qu…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2005
    Location: N. Charleston, SC Sales: $845 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president & general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Rolf A…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $827 million Description: Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president and general manager, Filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president and general manager, Nonwovens; Tomm…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Dallas, TX Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Dudley Lehman, group president, Business to Business Sector; Rosalind Brewer, president, Global Nonwovens Operations and Technology; Mark Foreste, v…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.25 billion Description: Key Personnel Mark Vergnano, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Tom Schuler, global business director—Tyvek/Typar; Nigel Budden, global business director—So…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Stephan Tanda, president and CEO, Christoph Josefiak, managing director of technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Georg Brasch, manag…

  • SCA Increases South American Presence

    December 9, 2004
    SCA has acquired the remaining shares in its 50/50 joint venture with Mexican company Copamex, the hygiene products company Copamex Productus al Consumidor S.A. de C.V. (CPG). The goal of the acquisition was reportedly to achieve efficient coordinati…

  • PGI Launches Filtration Media

    December 9, 2004
    Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. will jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment. Aquapex is a pleatable 100% polyester (P…

  • TZMO To Open Hygiene Plant In India

    December 9, 2004
    Polish consumer goods maker Torunskie Zaklady Materialow Opatrunkowych (TZMO) will open a feminine hygiene products plant in India next year, according to reports. It is the first large investment by a Polish company in that country. "In India o…

  • K-C Launches Growth Strategy

    December 9, 2004
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has made plans to increase its dividend 12.5% and to repurchase at least $1 billion of its outstanding common stock in 2005. These goals will be met through a number of strategies designed to deliver growth, improve profita…

  • Porous Biaxially Oriented High Density Polyethylene Film With Hydrophilic Properties

    December 7, 2004
    A biaxially oriented film for ink jet printing was recently patented. The film is ink-absorbing and has a water-wettable surface. The film includes a porous high density polyethylene HDPE surface layer and a coating consisting essentially of a silico…

  • Composite Containing Thin-Film Particles Having Carbon Skeleton, Method Of Reducing The Thin-Film Particles, And Process For The Production Of The Composite

    December 7, 2004
    A composite formed of various components has been issued a patent. The first component includes oxidized form thin film particles that are obtained by oxidizing graphite. The particles have a carbon skeleton, a thickness of 0.4 nm to 10 nm and a plan…